Of course, 2010's book schedule indicates that a new - perhaps inevitable? - cold war started. Not a development I look forward to - in my opinion, treklit really went overboard with death and destruction recently.
Um since when has Cold War ment death and destruction, if anything throughout most of Trek's history the Federation has BEEN in a Cold War with someone the most that usually happens in those instances is some saber rattling and a few isolated skirmishes.
I mean was there death and destruction when the Federation and Klingons were having there Cold War in the 23rd century. Was there death and destruction when the Federation was having a Cold War with the Romulans in the 23rd and 24th centuries.